Happy Poetry Friday!
It took some pondering this year to come upon my one little word… last year’s #olw was pondering, and our journey together rewarding. Here’s a small list of words I considered:
Humanity and changes were coming to the top, but I wasn’t satisfied yet. And then a few more joined the list:
With compassion I new I was getting a little closer
As more poets from the Poetry Friday community were adding (and some not adding) their olw’s into their posts, I began reading carefully why this word is chosen. I wanted this word to fit like an umbrella, with a little bit of wiggle room, over my life taking in all aspects of me, where I may venture over the next year, and where the year may also take us all. And then came…
she’s a verb, strong at the start, softer as she ends, encouraging–I could breathe just a little bit better knowing we would share the year together… And when I visited my good friend Merriam Webster she agreed with me, pointing out,
You’ll feel “free of restraint”
You’ll “pause and rest before continuing”
You’ll “be expressed”
And “spend a great deal of time, thought,” and “effort
On all your pursuits this year as you
© 2020 Michelle Kogan
A surprise came this week in my email… Via Margaret Simon, with the subject line reading: Poetry Experiment–as busy as I am presently I decided to take the plunge and participate. I sent a quote on to Margaret from a wonderful performer I heard over the summer at our Chicago Blues Festival, and in the midsts of the chaos of our world I thought I’d share some of her soul soothing music here, enjoy–and Thanks Margaret!
And another Winter poetry postcard appeared:
Thanks Robert Ertman for the luscious winterberries and Lunar New Year Greeting!
(Hope you are okay with my sharing your card…)
Kat Apel at her blog Kathryn Apel Children’s Author & Poet is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Kat! Kat’s sharing a wonderful possum poem, and a video from her school visit trip to the states–be sure to stop by her blog.
Visit Renée LaTulippe’s site No Water River to find out more about what Poetry Friday is.